FYI- Department of Defense Debuts Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, Research Gra
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Department of Defense Debuts Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship, Research
Grant Now Accepting Proposals
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a new competition for the
"Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship" in a recent Funding Opportunity
Announcement (FOA) (N00014-16-R-FO12) on www.grants.gov. This program is formerly
known as the National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship
(NSSEFF), and both program names will be used for this round of competition
during the transition phase.
The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship program is sponsored by the Basic
Research Office, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and
Engineering (ASD(R&E)). The Office of Naval Research (ONR) executes the
program for ASD(R&E) and is soliciting proposals. This program seeks outstanding
researchers to propose basic research that is potentially transformative in
topics areas of interest to the DoD.
“I strongly believe DoD faces some of the most exciting and difficult
problems to be found in research and technology,” said Secretary of Defense Ash
Carter. “Vannevar Bush fellows will lead the way in transforming and
defining new fields of science and in helping the Department look to the future.
This new program name commemorates Dr. Vannevar Bush (1890-1974). He was
the Director of Scientific Research and Development during World War II and
the author of "Science, The Endless Frontier.” Bush was also a professor
and Dean of Engineering at MIT and later founded a large defense and
electronics company. As a devoted teacher, administrator and entrepreneur, Bush
made creative and innovative contributions to science, engineering and the
During World War II, Bush mobilized America’s scientific resources to
achieve advances in defense technologies that were decisive in winning the war.
After the war, he was instrumental in formulating sound policies for the
advancement of science, engineering and education.
Bush, in his famous 1945 report, "Science: The Endless Frontier,” wrote
that “the pioneer spirit is still vigorous within this nation. Science offers
a largely unexplored hinterland for the pioneer who has the tools for his
task. The rewards of such exploration both for the nation and the
individual are great. Scientific progress is one essential key to our security as a
nation, to our better health, to more jobs, to a higher standard of
living, and to our cultural progress." For more information on how to apply,
please visit _http://www.acq.osd.mil/rd/basic_research/program_info/vbff.html_
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